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Survivors of 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Can Testify in Trial, Judge Rules

published about 10 hours ago
Lawyers representing Khaled al-Fawwaz had argued that testimony from victims of the bombings would add nothing more than “dramatics” and “emotions” to the proceedings.

World Briefing: Zimbabwe’s President Is Appointed Chairman of African Union

published about 11 hours ago
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s most divisive figures, was appointed to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union by the organization’s leaders on Friday.

News Analysis: A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

published about 11 hours ago
News Analysis: A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years
The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling President Obama reflects their fundamentally different world views.

World Briefing: Belgium: 4 Suspects Detained in Antiterrorism Sweep

published about 12 hours ago
Belgian authorities have detained four suspects during an antiterrorism sweep linked to the recruitment of potential jihadis to go fight in Syria, officials said Friday.

ISIS Launches Surprise Attack on Kirkuk, Killing Top Kurdish Commander

published about 21 hours ago
ISIS Launches Surprise Attack on Kirkuk, Killing Top Kurdish Commander
The assault was repelled but it underscored the ability and audacity of the Islamic State, the extremist group that straddles parts of Iraq and Syria.